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Eyesight Screening Resources

The Vision 20/20 Project provides an authentic context for student learning in two primary components:

1) STEAM-based teaching resources for vision science and eye health topics and

2) child-to-child vision screening via eyesight testing kits that can be utilized in a classroom or at home.

We provide free hardcopy vision screening kits to schools. If you would like to request a kit, please email enquiries@sciencelearn.org.nz.

 
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Vision Health Module

The Vision Health Module is a ready-made teaching package for Year 7 teachers to implement in their classrooms, over six separate sessions. It incorporates the New Zealand science and health curricula and necessitates minimal preparation from teachers.

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Student-to-Student Eye Exam

This toolkit enables children to screen each other’s vision in the classroom or at home. We provide free hardcopy vision screening kits to schools. If you would like to request a kit, please email enquiries@sciencelearn.org.nz.

 

Learning Hub:
Human Vision

Curious to know more about human eyesight?
These Science Learning Hub resources will help:

You can hear teacher Karen Parker share her insights on the Vision 20/20 project in this recorded webinar.

 
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Activities

Eyesight adventures for the classroom:

Use the Labelling the eye activity to learn about and identify parts of the human eye.

The activity Eye dissection uses cows’ eyes – they are a good size for observing many of the parts found in the human eye.

In the activity Pinhole cameras and eyes, students make a pinhole camera and see images formed on an internal screen. They then use a lens and see brighter and sharper images. This models the human eye and can be modified to demonstrate short-sightedness and long-sightedness.